There is magic in the mortal word; after all, it’s what causes the tales to be reincarnated into each generation. In addition to this, it facilitates the existence of several magical objects from the tales, collected and protected by the Atheneum. It can also be tapped by many of those tales who were able to do magic in their original fables, though they often find their abilities not quite as potent as they were in the storyverse. Scrying, transfiguration, enchantments, potions, etc – all are possible, though the Atheneum has strict rules against the capricious use of magic, and all acts are supposed to be cleared with a Librarian – though many flout such a requirement. The Atheneum itself has access to most magical items and uses them as necessary, but is also often required to contract out when particular bits of magic are necessary.